How to Apply for the New Student Loan Program Signed by Tinubu

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The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has today signed the student loan into law to fulfill part of his campaign promises.

Students applying for loan under this Act must apply to the Chairman of the Bank through their respective institutions upon satisfaction of the following conditions:
(1) Student must have secured admission into any public Nigerian University, Polytechnic,College of Education or TVET school

(2) Applicant income or family income must be less than N500,000 per annum;

(3) Applicant must provide at least two civil servants as guarantors: of not less than level 12 years in service; or a Lawyer with at least 10 years post-call experience; a Judicial officer; or a Justice of Peace.

(4) Students who have defaulted in previous loans; found guilty of exam malpractices, felony, drug offenses will not be considered.
(5) Students with parents who have defaulted in respect of previous loans will not be considered.

(6) All Applications will be submitted through the Students Affairs Office of each Institution via a list of all qualified applicants from the institution accompanied by a cover letter signed by the Vice Chancellor or Rector or the head of the institution and the student affairs.

(7) Any beneficiary of the loan to which this Act refers shall commence repayment two years after completion of the National Youth Service Corps programme.
(Repayment shall be by direct deduction of 10% of the beneficiaries salary at source by the employer).

(8) Where the beneficiary is self employed, he shall remit 10% of his
total profit monthly to the Students loan account to be prescribed by the Bank.

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